Leitrim County Council Secures Funding of €320K Under Clár Scheme 2021

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Monday, August 30th) announced over €4.2 million in funding to support our schools, playgrounds, infrastructure projects and community organisations across Rural Ireland. A total of 7 projects submitted by Leitrim County Council under Measure 1 & Measure 2 of CLÁR Scheme 2021 received funding with a cumulative value of €319,952.60.

The funding announced today under Measure 1 of the programme will provide and improve safety infrastructure such as footpaths, public lighting, traffic calming measures and car parking facilities. This measure also continues to support projects that help adapt the environs of schools and community facilities to help meet challenges arising from the pandemic. 

Funding under Measure 2 includes supports for the development of new and enhanced community spaces including supports for playgrounds and Multi Use Games Areas (MUGAs).

 

Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said:

“The CLÁR Programme 2021 puts our young people at the fore. From investing in our schools, playgrounds, outdoor amenities and other projects – we are demonstrating the value and appreciation we have for the leaders of the future. If the Pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s that our young people are our shining lights. Investing in them is an investment in our future – that’s what today’s announcement is all about. This particular announcement under my Department’s CLÁR Programme is the perfect example of why ‘Our Rural Future’ will be a game changer for Rural Ireland.”

Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Councillor Paddy O’Rourke welcomed the projects approved for County Leitrim, commenting “this support from the CLÁR Scheme will be of great benefit to our local communities and schools by enhancing safety features around our schools and creating new recreational facilities in our communities.”

The successful projects submitted by Leitrim County Council approved today under Measure 1 for Leitrim are:

School Name/Community Facility NameProject DescriptionAmount of CLÁR funding approved

St Joseph's National School, Aughavas

Pedestrian crossing and access footpath. The footpath will be lined with pollinator friendly native trees and will require the installation of one extra public light.

€47,747.00

St Mary's National School, Drumlea

Upgrade an existing footpath and install a pedestrian crossing at the school entrance.

€49,023.00

St. Brigid’s National School, Drumcong, Co. LeitrimInstallation of a footpath from the playgroup building to the school combined with installing a pedestrian crossing.€31,998.60

The successful projects submitted by Leitrim County Council approved today under Measure 2 for Leitrim are:

School Name/Community Facility NameProject DescriptionAmount of CLÁR funding approved

Carrick on Shannon Tidy Towns

Restoration at the “Fisherman’s Path” along the river edge as a summertime walkway along the riverfront to the newly extended biodiversity area at the Linear Park in Carrick on Shannon.

€48,150.00

Annaduff National School

Upgrade the school yard with the installation of a MUGA and the development of a 900-metre biodiversity walkway around the perimeter of the school.

€50,000.00

Manorhamilton Public Playground

Upgrade the existing equipment and install some additional pieces of play equipment.

Develop a remembrance garden with covered seating, a picnic bench and landscaping.

€43,034.00

Bornacoola GAAThe proposed project consists of constructing a 3G Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on the grounds of Bornacoola GAA. The MUGA will be 60 metres long by 20 metres wide.€50,000.00
  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union
  • Leitrim Sports